Early puberty certainly comes with medical implications but we also need to think about the psychological implications, which I believe we need to address in our homes and our schools.
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It's less embarrassing to talk to a guy than your mom -- and it can be really helpful and reassuring to hear about someone's personal experience; to know that they've lived through what you're living through and understand how you feel.
We aren't on anti-depressants or ADHD meds; we aren't seeing weekly therapists; we aren't slamming doors; we aren't calling our Mom names; we aren't hating each other: It's the pre-teen days.
Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.
As a business coach I talk to a broad spectrum of potential clients.
"Okay, maybe we weren't exactly 'having dinner together'", but we were all sitting at the table eating at the same time. That should count for something, right?
As a parent, you can give children tools to help them navigate their expanding social world, with the ability to disconnect, take their own space, and remain connected to you.
My love for New Kids On The Block translated into a powerful feminist experience and brought together an amazing community of women all over again.
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